Once again, I did alright. And that means I've made it an entire three weeks without eating sweets! That's enough time to seriously break this habit! I will admit, I had a little bowl of Jello a few times through out the week. Of course I had the usual culprits of temptation: cookies and ice cream, coffee cake, donuts . . . but I stayed strong.
I read in my "Heath" magazine last week that people who say, "I don't eat _____" are 80% more likely to stick with their diet/choice than if they said "I can't have _____." Saying "I can't" implies a weakness and restriction where as "I don't" is a decision and more empowering.
I really think that is true. When I say "I don't eat donuts" I really don't even want them. If I say "I can't" or "I shouldn't eat that" there is wiggle room to go back and say, "but I will anyway" or "just this once." And then I just feel lousy and my self-talk gets really negative.
I was able to exercise three out of the five workdays last week and I hit the gym hard yesterday.
Here's to staying strong for one more week!